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Cinnamon Willis

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Brooklyn ny

Birth year

Lives in
The Bronx

Works in
Print publication


New York City College of Technology, 2002, Art and Advertising Design
New York City College of Technology, 2006, communication design

dollmaking, folk-art, artdoll, Art, dolly, mixed media, folk, figurative, sculpture


My real name is Cinnamon Willis and I love making dolls. I was born in  Brooklyn New York and I’ve been interested in art since the age of 6.  At 8 yrs old, I was enrolled in a comic book drawing class at Brooklyn College where I was the youngest of the group. In 2005, a multimedia gaming environment along with a poster I created was on display at The Queens Media Arts Development (QMAD) as part of their annual Framing AIDS art exhibition.  I graduated from The New York College of Technology with an Associates degree in Art and Advertising and a Bachelors degree in Communication Design.  I just recently started creating dolls as of July 2010 seeking advice from other doll makers that I’ve met on the internet and at gallery openings. I came up with the name “Melandolly’s” for my dolls since they were intended to express a feeling of sadness.

We have a tendency to hide our feelings and wear a mask to get through the day. In my work, I like to examine these undesirable feelings and emotions that aren’t normally celebrated and put them on display. I want to alter our perception of how we view a doll and make them more in tune with how we truly feel at times. I have been learning and improving on my dolls ever since and constantly looking for new styles and techniques.


OTHER PAGES!/Melandolly




Recent Exhibits

Cinnamon Willis participated in these exhibits:

Mar, 2015 Girls of the Underground
MF Gallery
Nov, 2011 2011 MF TOYS SHOW
MF Gallery

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